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Philip Haythornthwaite

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  • Gallipoli 1915by Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    The Gallipoli expedition of 1915, the brainchild of Winston Churchill, was designed to knock the Turkish Empire out of the First World War and open a supply route to Russia. The campaign is characterised by the military incompetence of the higher commands, particularly the Allies. However, in spite of this, Gallipoli deserves to be, and is, also remembered... more...

  • Redcoatsby Philip Haythornthwaite

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    What was a British soldier’s life like during the Napoleonic Wars? How was he recruited and trained? How did he live on home service and during service abroad? And what was his experience of battle? In this landmark book Philip Haythornthwaite traces the career of a British soldier from enlistment, through the key stages of his path through the... more...

  • The Waterloo Armiesby Philip haythornthwaite

    Pen and Sword 2007; US$ 12.99

    Waterloo is one of the most famous battles in history and it has given rise to a vast and varied literature. The strategy and tactics of the battle and the entire Waterloo campaign have been analysed at length. The commanders, manoeuvres and critical episodes, and the intense experiences of the men who took part, have all been recorded in minute detail.... more...

  • Napoleon's Line Infantryby Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    Napoleon's line infantry was founded upon that of the Ancien Regime. A total re-organisation began on 1 January 1791 with the abolition of the old regimental titles, and over the next two years an increasing number of conscript and volunteer battalions were formed. Their quality varied from the proficiency of the early National Guard regiments to... more...

  • Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (1)by Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The most implacable of Napoleon's continental enemies, at the outbreak of war Austria maintained a vast army, but one rooted firmly in the 18th century. Hampered by the inherent conservatism of the hierarchy, the Austrians had to fight the most modern army in Europe. Despite this the regulars, who were drawn from many territories under Austrian sway,... more...

  • Austrian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)by Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The mounted troops of the Hapsburg Empire comprised one of the most powerful forces of the Napoleonic Wars. However, from the outset the cavalry's higher command was less capable than its infantry counterpart: appointments were influenced by nepotism and politics, which resulted in commands often being given to those who lacked experience. The cavalry... more...

  • The Russian Army of the Napoleonic Wars (2)by Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    During the Napoleonic era, Russia possessed a vast force of cavalry, forming a greater percentage than that of most European armies. This stemmed partly from their service against the Turks, who had huge numbers of troops, and partly from the fact that much Russian terrain was suitable for the manoeuvre of large bodies of cavalry. This companion... more...

  • Napoleon's Guard Infantry (1)by Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 13.95

    The concept of the bodyguard is as ancient as the practice of an individual assuming the leadership of a group or tribe. From the Companions of Alexander to the Varangians of Byzantium, bodies of elite warriors, owing personal allegiance to their sovereign and obeying no others, have illuminated or stained the annals of military history. Napoleon's... more...

  • Borodino 1812by Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 15.95

    The battle of Borodino was one of the greatest encounters in European history, and one of the largest and most sanguinary in the Napoleonic Wars. Following the breakdown of relations between Russia and France, Napoleon assembled a vast Grande Armee drawn from the many states within the French sphere of influence. They crossed the river Neimen and... more...

  • Nelson's Navyby Philip Haythornthwaite

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 14.95

    Despite the many celebrated victories of the British Army during the Napoleonic Wars, the role of the Royal Navy should never be overlooked. The 'wooden walls' formed the country's first and most important line of defence, and ranged throughout the world to protect Britain's trade-routes and in support of the land forces and overseas possessions.... more...